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U.S.D.A. numbers find land values way up

By Dar Danielson (Radio Iowa) Survey information released from the U.S.D.A. shows a big increase in farmland values and cash rent. Iowa State University livestock economist, Lee Schulz, says the cropland increased 19.7%. “And that’s…
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Iowa Republicans hold voter registration edge over Democrats

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) With six weeks remaining in the 2022 campaign, Iowa Republicans have about a 4.5% statewide voter registration edge over Democrats. “Way back in 2008, the Democrats had an advantage…
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Iowan nominated to key trade-related role in USDA

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) A northeast Iowa native has been nominated to help lead U.S. Department of Agriculture efforts to expand and promote exports of agricultural commodities and products. Alexis Taylor has been…
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Iowa home sale prices up 13.3% last month

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) There’s a slight increase in the number of Iowa homes on the market, but the limited inventory means sale prices remain high. The median sales price for an existing…
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September 20, 2022 high temp records in upper 90s, triple digits

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) Some thermometers in western Iowa hit triple digits yesterday. National Weather Service meteorologist Alex Trellinger says the highest temperature reported to his office in Sioux Falls was 102, just…
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Weather expected to be warmer through September

By Radio Iowa Contributor Forecasters say Iowa will ride another weather rollercoaster this week with high temperatures tomorrow climbing into the low to mid-90s, but then a cool front will arrive and knock highs by…
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Rebate can get farmers tractor rollbars for half price and save lives

By Matt Kelley (Radio Iowa) Today is Tractor Safety Day, the first day of National Farm Safety Week, and one of the biggest dangers involving farm tractors is a lack of rollover protection. A program…
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DNR seeking sign ups for annual volunteer day

By Matt Kelley (Radio Iowa) The chief of Iowa’s Parks, Forests and Preserves Bureau is asking Iowans to mark next Saturday (September 24th) on their calendars to lend a hand with sprucing up our state…
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Iowa Soybean Association Recipient of Historic USDA Climate-Smart Investment

ANKENY -- The Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) has been awarded nearly $100 million for creation of the Midwest Climate-Smart Commodity Program administered by the Soil & Water Outcomes Fund (SWOF). The grant was awarded through…
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Iowa Workforce Development creates new Business Engagement Division

By Dar Danielson (Radio Iowa) Iowa Workforce Development launched a new Business Engagement Division Monday. IWD director, Beth Townsend, says they’re hoping it will make it easier for employers to access state resources. “The idea…
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